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Outrageous! (1977)

R | | Comedy | 31 July 1977 (USA)
A story about a female impersonator who rooms with a pregnant schizophrenic.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Russell ...
Hollis McLaren ...
Liza Connors
Richert Easley ...
Perry
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Martin
David McIlwraith ...
Bob
Gerry Salsberg ...
Jason
...
Anne
...
Jo
Martha Gibson ...
Nurse Carr
Helen Hughes ...
Mrs. Connors
Jonah Royston ...
Dr. Beddoes
Richard Moffatt ...
Stewart
David Woito ...
Hustler
Rusty Ryan ...
Jimmy
Trevor Bryan ...
Miss Montego Bay
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Storyline

Robin Turner is a gay hairdresser. He hates his job. He loves old movies and will do his customers' hair in the style of an iconic movie star if they'll let him, and even if they don't. At his apartment, he is harboring his medically diagnosed schizophrenic friend, Liza Connors, who can no longer stand being institutionalized. After Liza convinces Robin to attend a drag ball dressed as Tallulah Bankhead, Robin begins to feel liberated. On Liza's further urging, Robin accepts a local club's offer to work as a female impersonator, he doing his own singing unlike most drag queens. As he progresses with his female impersonation work to great aplomb, he takes a shot at making it big in New York City. The money will have to come in since despite medical warnings to her not to do it, Liza has become pregnant (not Robin's baby), she deciding to have and keep the baby. Written by Huggo

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31 July 1977 (USA)  »

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CAD 165,000 (estimated)
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Quotes

Liza Connors: We sleep in different worlds.
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Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnny
(1912) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Bert Leighton and Frank Leighton
Sung by Craig Russell imitating Mae West
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Outaregeously Human
19 October 2005 | by (Barcelona, Spain) – See all my reviews

What an unexpected treat.Long before Pricilla and all the others, there was Craig Russell. His impersonations remains vividly embedded in my brain because besides the look and mannerisms, I perceived the soul of the characters in question. They are not caricatures but tributes. His Judy Garland is heartbreaking and his Mae West hilarious.As if all that was not enough we have a screenplay of such intelligence and wit that I'm surprised this film is not a classic. When Holly's doctor finds out she lives with a man, he tries to warn her about the risks (she's bi polar) of an emotional, sexual entanglement. She reassures him telling him "Don't worry, we sleep in separate worlds" Lovely.


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